Saturday, November 15, 2008

Jury Duty & Cleaning

Ben & I have successfully escaped Jury Duty {or even having to show up to see if we're chosen} any time we have received that dreaded notice in the mail.

However, Ben received one recently and just found out that his group has to appear next week. UGH! Luckily he already has the day off and it's a court near us. He's hoping he doesn't get picked.

To make things worse, I almost put my mail back into my mailbox yesterday when I saw the horrible *jury summons* with MY NAME on it! AND I'm supposed to report in the middle of DECEMBER! AAAAGHHHH! Apparently, you can only get out of it once then your name gets drawn again in 90 days. {which I recently got out of it so my time is up}

I know. I know. I should be happy to be a part of the jury process and do my civil duty. But I'm NOT. Sorry. I don't want someone else's fate in my hands right now. Especially right before Christmas! Like I'm not stressed out enough! So please please please cross your fingers for me that MY GROUP gets dismissed! {you know the phone call you have to make the night before to find out if you have to show up first thing in the morning or not}

In the meantime, I'm trying to get the kids to help clean up their messes around the house. I'm grateful that Nathaniel & Felicia are being great helpers! Thanks kiddos!

I also saw a pair of shoes sticking out from under the couch, so I did the unthinkable and moved the couch! Ummmm yah. Ewwww! What was I thinking? I found tons of kid papers, flip flops, dust, sand {leftover from school playgrounds in kid shoes}, dvds {in cases & out}, small toys & books, socks, candy wrappers, etc. At least there wasn't food. I have found old cereal or crackers before. Don't know how that happens because they're supposed to only eat at the table! I swept everything into one big pile and told the kids {since it was their stuff} to put it away or throw it away! Then I moved the other couch. Whew! Only a couple school papers. YAY! Have to confess that it was only clean under that couch because the kids knocked over a small lamp and broke the glass shade, so I had to move the couch to clean up the glass about a week or two ago.

Guess we have a new weekly chore added to the list...check under couches! Lucky me. The kids will be thrilled - - NOT! LOL

Hope you're having a fun filled Saturday!


Trying to Stay Calm! said...

Hope you have a great weekend too! Thanks :)

tammy said...

Crossing my fingers for you!

Don't you love what you find under the couch, under the cushions, under their beds? Like they think we'll never look there.

Merrianne (Miss Pickle) said...

i hate checking under the couch. something is always sticky!!!!

Ondria said...

I feel the same way. What's up with the jury summons? I just got out of one too. Hopefully, you don't have to go.

Crazymamaof6 said...

i 'get to' go to jury duty tomorrow. i've never been before. called lots of times. but never had to actually do it. this time i didn't even try to get excused thinking oh it might be fun. i'm hoping they excuse me . i'm going to be really prejudiced in the selection interview. i go tomorrow at 9:15 . when is Ben going?

Page Family said...

Hi, I came across you blog and had to laugh!! A couple of years ago my husband and I were picked and sat on the same jury!! Yep, I was picked first and he was picked 8th! The best part of the 3 days was we got to have lunch together without the kids!!;) Good luck!!